Facts about Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is 88 years old
Birthplace: Paris, France
Best known as: Sexy French star of And God Created Woman

     

     

Brigitte Bardot Biography

French actress Brigitte Bardot appeared in husband Roger Vadim‘s 1956 movie And God Created Woman and became a star as a blonde and wild — but innocent — “sex kitten” of the screen.

Under Vadim’s guidance during their marriage (1952-57), Bardot went from a child-woman teen model to an international sex symbol.

The image is easier to recall than most of her films, with some exceptions, including The Truth (1960) and Jean-Luc Godard‘s Contempt (1963).

Brigitte Bardot retired from films in 1974, but she still makes headlines on occasion — not as a sex symbol, but as an overzealous champion for animals and a harsh critic of Muslim immigrants.

Bardot was convicted in 2008 of violating France’s anti-racism laws for publicly condemning Muslims who slaughter sheep for the celebratory feast of Aid el-Kebir (Eid al-Adha), and has been fined several times since then for hate speech and inciting racial hatred.

 

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Roger Vadim later married Jane Fonda… Other bombshell movie stars of the 1950s included Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida… Pop songs she recorded in the 1960s with Serge Gainsbourg saw a resurgence in popularity in the 1990s, after Gainsbourg’s death in 1991.


     

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